C/R: Machete-wielding land guards demolish over 100 houses at Kojokrom

Hundreds of residents in Kojokrom in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem District in the Central Region have been rendered homeless following the demolishing of their houses by land guards.

Information gathered indicates that the land guards wielding various weapons and numbering over 200 invaded the community without asking the residents any questions and started demolishing their houses.

According to checks, the land guards that embarked on the unlawful demolition wielded guns, cutlasses, and dogs.

It is understood that the lands on which the demolished houses are on have been sold to some businessmen.

With no discussions or prior notice to these residents at Kojokrom, these hired land guards invaded the community on Sunday evening and carried out the demolition.

In addition, the land guards also destroyed farm produce and killed some domestic animals as well.

Speaking to EIB’s Central Regional Correspondent Yaw Boagyan, the Assemblyman for Kojokrom Electoral Area Isaac Mensah called on Chiefs in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem District to help residents who have been rendered homeless.

“I know nothing about the incident, I just had a call that some land guards have invaded the Electoral Area destroying the residents’ properties, I got there and there were gone,” he said.

For the residents, they are now in fear and appealing to the government to provide security.

“Our husbands are also nowhere to be found, we may suspect the land guards have kidnapped them,” some of the residents told Yaw Boagyan.

Meanwhile, Komenda Police have taken up the matter and keen on ensuring the security of all residents.

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